Tag Archives: Mystery

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Drew Goddard

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman

Other notable appearances:
Nick Offerman

Running time:
141 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Cabin in the Woods

 

The lives of seven strangers become inextricably tangled by the secrets they are trying to escape at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale hotel. 

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The General Theory of Haunting by Richard Easter (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
306

ISBN:
1977001246 

 

When only a handful of staff from Knights & Knights publishers arrive for their New Year’s week away at an isolated mansion, the attendees assume they’re snowed in for a dull holiday. When the history of the building begins to awaken, they find out how very wrong they were. 

The General Theory of Haunting is the first novel in The Snow Trilogy series.

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A Simple Favour (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Paul Feig

Starring:
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

Other notable appearances:
Andrew Rannells, Kelly McCormack, Aparna Nancherla, Linda Cardellini

Running time:
117 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Single White Female

 

Stay at home mum Stephanie (Kendrick) befriends high-powered executive mum Emily (Lively) and the two form an unlikely bond despite their differences. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to find out what happened to Emily and discovers she didn’t know her friend as well as she had hoped.

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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
432

ASIN:
B07CP8YXH3 

 

Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered at 11pm every night until Aiden Bishop can name her killer. Aiden awakes every morning inhabiting a different body on the same day to view it from a new perspective and try to solve the impending murder. Can Aiden solve Evelyn’s murder before his eight day limit is over or will he be forced to repeat the cycle again?

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is also published as The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

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Midnight, Texas: Season One

Director:
Niels Arden Oplev, David Solomon, Steve Shill, Milan Cheylov, Nick Gomez, Mairzee Almas, Kevin Tancharoen, Greg Beeman

Writer:
Charlaine Harris (based on the books by), Monica Owusu-Breen, Turi Meyer, Al Septien, Liz Sagal, Brynn Malone, Mark Kruger, Larry Caldwell

Starring:
François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos, Yul Vazquez, Joanne Camp, Bernardo Saracino, John-Paul Howard, Bob Jesser

Other notable appearances:
Zahn McClarnon

Running time:
42-43 mins per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Medium Manfred Bernardo (Arnaud) is on the run from his past and, based on the advice of his ghostly grandmother, seeks sanctuary in the town of Midnight. Manfred quickly discovers he is not the only supernatural misfit who calls Midnight home and when the town is under apocalyptic threat, he steps up with the others to try to defend it.

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The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
416

ISBN:
9780544973978 

 

After the escape of the 4MK killer, Anson Bishop, Detective Sam Porter and his team have had to relinquish the investigation to the FBI. But when Porter can’t let go of the 4MK case and move on to their next one, he puts himself, his team and many more in graver danger than they could have ever expected.

The Fifth to Die is the second novel in the 4MK Thriller series.

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Hannibal: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
David Slade, Michael Rymer, Peter Medak, Guillermo Navarro, Tim Hunter, James Foley, John Dahl

Writer:
Thomas Harris (characters from the book ‘Red Dragon’), Bryan Fuller, Jim Danger Gray, David Fury, Chris Brancato, Jennifer Schuur, Scott Nimerfro, Kai Wu, Jesse Alexander, Jennifer Schuur, Steve Lightfoot, Andrew Black

Starring:
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas

Other notable appearances:
Hettienne Park, Scott Thompson, Aaron Abrams, Eddie Izzard, Gillian Anderson, Molly Shannon, Anna Chlumsky, Gina Torres, Dan Fogler, Ellen Muth, Lance Henriksen, Kacey Rohl, Vladimir Jon Cubrt, Lara Jean Chorostecki

Running time:
41-44 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

When Will Graham (Dancy) is asked to use his empathy disorder to help the FBI catch serial killers, he is appointed a psychiatrist to ensure he doesn’t fall into the abyss. Unfortunately for Will, his psychiatrist is Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen) who may be working on the wrong end of the abyss.

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